Find meaningful work
Meaningful work is one of the most important human needs. It is the conduct of activity the individual perceives as contributing to society. It can be paid employment (working for another), self-employment (working for oneself) or volunteering (contributing to a cause and being compensated in ways other than salary).
What we can do for you...
We will help you with the task of getting ready to find work and then connect you to those that can help you find the right job. You might be interested in working for one of our Veteran Business Alliance businesses or any employer via our connections to dozens of veteran-supportive employment agencies around Australia. We can also support you in the journey to start your own business or find a great volunteering role that suits your circumstances and interest.
Useful Links for Employment*
*Links list is not exhaustive, if you know of another please use the contact form to let us know.
An excellent booklet/toolkit from the PM's Employment Program
Booklet/Toolkit "A practical guide to planning your transition to the civilian workforce" [ext link]
Issues to be aware of when coming to 'Civvie Street'
Finding Meaningful Work
What industries are jobs growing fastest in?
The Australian Government website JobOutlook is a good place to start for a menu of jobs you might be interested in. See what jobs are on the rise in the next 5 years?
Here are 67 occupations tipped to have strong demand in the future, ABC News 6 Jan 2023
Now find how to acquire the skills that can lead to what you want to do.
Recognition of Prior Learning from ADF?
Learning & Development Solutions focus is the operation and continued development of a MILITARY RPL program that recognises military training, knowledge and experience to provide veterans with Australian nationally recognised qualifications. Learning & Development Solutions is an Australian Veteran Owned Business.
Qld Government Skills gateway site is very useful, it is a search engine to assist people to navigate training courses, qualifications and funding. It also provides details of all current Skilling Queenslanders for Work projects in QLD.
Preparing a Resume and Covering Letter
Videos on YouTube "Job Seeker Prep Series" on how to write a Resume and Covering Letter
Finding a Job
Employment Services that support ex-ADF members*
Starting a Business